...only of course tougher and less pouty. So I decided to do my own version. Here it is--"Kiki Strike in Central Park," in the snow, wearing her black hoodie, hands on hips, displaying her slightly challenging stare . . .
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Picturing characters from books
6+7 Book Club read Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City, by Kirsten Miller, for our November book. It's about a group of "butt-kicking girl superspies out to save Manhattan" from an evil conspiracy. The description of the main character included pale, ice-blue eyes and distinctive white hair, and every time I looked at the cover of the paperback version, I winced at the photo of the admittedly pretty but decidedly regular blonde girl the publisher / cover designer chose to depict Kiki. To me, the author's description indicated Kiki lacked melanin in her skin and hair, something like model Nastya Zhidkova...